About this project
Welcome to the Blind Beggar Miniatures Kickstarter.
Should this project prove successful you will see a new range of 28mm scale miniatures designed for tabletop gaming come into fruition......
.......and with your help, they will do!
How it works....
The Blind Beggar has a dream.
He wants to make lovely shiny little miniatures to populate your tabletop gaming worlds.
For this to happen he needs help. Your help.
Therefore he has decided to beg for alms to achieve this. He is holding out his bowl to receive them. He needs to fill that bowl.
Drop a coin into the Beggar's bowl and you will receive a 'Thank You!' in return. The bigger the donation, the bigger the return.
Make a donation...
A donation is a 'Pledge Level' named after a coin from the Old Empire. Each 'Level' has a different cost and states how many Packs of shinies you will get in return.
The Pledge Levels are listed on the right.
If the Blind Beggar manages to fill his bowl he can produce the lovely shinies pictured below to send out to all those that helped him in his hour of need.
So, please......"Spare a coin for the Blind Beggar!"
The initial target.
This initial launch project will cover the "Betwixt the Wars" and "Into The West" ranges.
The figures in the "Betwixt the Wars" range are specifically aimed at the 'Pulp' genre, but will also work for the whole of the Interwar period including the classic Mythos era of the '20's and '30's.
Those in the "Into The West" range are aimed as a classic foray into the wilds of the American heartland as portrayed by Hollywood but are also suitable for other 19th century genres.
They would also be perfectly serviceable for use in the 'Pulp' period.
The miniatures are all already sculpted and mastered. There are no renders or illustrations of proposed castings. Everything already exists.
Master castings have been made, it is just production moulds that are needed to get Blind Beggar up and running.
What you see is what you get (unpainted, of course!).
The miniatures will be sold in packs, which can be pledged for in various amounts. The more you pledge, the better value the packs become.
The Initial Packs Available.
These packs will all be available to add to your pledge from the very beginning and will all go into production should we reach the initial £750 goal.
The "Betwixt The Wars" Range of Packs
The "Into the West" Range of Packs
The initial goal is reached.......
What happens next?
Should we reach the initial goal of £750 then all of the initial twelve Packs shown above will go into production.
Also all backers at the 'Penny Level' or higher will receive a FREE Kickstarter Exclusive 28mm scale unpainted 'Reggie the Guv'nor' figure as a 'Thank you!' for helping us achieve this goal........backers at lower levels will receive a free random figure from the packs unlocked at the point the campaign ends.
Should we exceed the initial target of £750 before the campaign finishes further Stretch Goals and Add Ons will then come into play.
If this happens and a Stretch Goal is reached one of two things will happen.
Either a further Pack will be 'Unlocked' and will be available to be chosen as part of any pledge reward in addition to the initial twelve Packs
'Add ons' will be made available which may be added to your order for the additional price stated should you wish to.
Note: As the project has now reached the level where it is now 'Funded' it has been decided that from this point onwards all 'Add-ons' will be made available with immediate effect.
Stretch Goals will, in future, only be in regards to extra figures that will be added to Pledges once their funding points has been reached and the appropriate conditions met.
'Add ons' are available for anyone who has pledged at any level. Add the total of any add-ons to your current pledge. You don't need to change the pledge level, just add the appropriate amount to your Pledge and send me a message stating what you would like to add.
When the project ends, remember to make a note on the survey which add-ons you want so I know what to include in your parcel.
Pulp Weapon Sprue.
For each Pulp Weapon Sprue that you wish to add to your Pledge, please add £2.
The Hospital Staff
For each Hospital Staff Pack that you wish to add to your Pledge, please add £6
The Hooded Ones
For each Hooded Ones Pack that you wish to add to your Pledge, please add £6
The Stretch Goals.......
£800- Dark Clergy Pack 'Unlocked'.
The first Stretch Goal is set at £800. Should this Stretch Goal be reached the Dark Clergy Pack will be 'Unlocked' and will be able to be chosen as a Pack within your Pledge.
The Dark Clergy Pack contains one Dark Priest Model and four Dark Nuns, which will be randomly selected from the three designs available: Hidden, Revealed and Shotgun.
£1000- Hybrid Gang Pack 'Unlocked'.
The next Stretch Goal is set at £1000. Should this Stretch Goal be reached the Hybrid Gang Pack will be 'Unlocked' and will be able to be chosen as a Pack within your Pledge.
£1100- Female Militia Officer Freebie!
This Stretch Goal is set at £1100. Should this Stretch Goal be reached a Female Militia Officer figure will be sent Free to all backers at Penny Level and above that include both Female Militia Packs 1&2 in their Pledge reward selection, .
£1200- Partisan Leader Freebie!
This Stretch Goal is set at £1200. Should this Stretch Goal be reached a Partisan figure will be sent Free to all backers at Penny Level that include two Packs from the following in their Pledge reward selection: The Men in Grey, The Pinkertons and The Crew,
Backers at Tuppence Level and higher will receive one regardless of their Pack choices.
£1300- Old West Freebie!
This Stretch Goal is set at £1300. Should this Stretch Goal be reached a 'Buffler Bob' figure will be sent Free to all backers at Penny Level and above that include at least two of the following Packs in their reward selection: The Pinkertons, The Cowboys, Wagon Drivers A or Wagon Drivers B.
Note: If the three Stretch Goals above are Unlocked and the Pack combinations that you have chosen leave you ineligible for any of them, you will receive ONE of them chosen at random FREE.
This only applies to Backers at Penny Level and higher.
£1400- Big Bertha Freebie!
This Stretch Goal is set at £1400. Should we reach this point all Backers at Tuppence Level and higher will receive a Free Big Bertha figure in their Reward package absolutely FREE!
£1500- Young Lass Freebie!
The final Stretch Goal is set at £1500. Should this Stretch Goal be reached a Young Lass figure will be sent Free to all backers at Penny Level or higher that include two Packs from the following in their Pledge reward selection: The Governess and her Charges, Working Class Girls and The Baxtervilles,
Note: The Young Lass figure has an 'open' right hand. This is because she comes with a Lee Enfield rifle that can be inserted into the hand if you wish.
Backers at the Shilling Level will receive ALL Unlocked 'Freebie' Stretch Goals regardless of the Packs that they select.
Shipping is in addition to the cost of a Pledge.
It includes the costs of postage and packing. All pledges will be sent out in a mailing box for their protection. All pledges will be shipped by Royal Mail.
I have tried to keep shipping as low as possible, in fact in some cases it is less than what it will actually cost me to send it.
Risks and challenges
There are no serious risks to this project as all the figures have already been sculpted and master castings made. It is just a matter of raising funds to get production moulds made and the castings themselves produced.
I will be using a well respected company with one of the best reputations in the business to do the casting and have used them many times in the past with no problem.
Of course, one problem that may arise would be the project being overly successful!
I am doing this on my own, so if there are a lot of pledges to pack it may take me a while.
To allow for this, I have stated March 2016 as an estimated delivery time, just in case.
I fully expect to have everything done and dusted before that date.
Of course, I cannot take into account getting struck by lightning, being the victim of alien abduction or suffering a close encounter with a bus, but hopefully that will not happen.....Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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